You Let Me Walk Alone

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"You Let Me Walk Alone"
You Let Me Walk Alone - Michael Schulte.jpg
Single by Michael Schulte
from the album Dreamer
Released20 February 2018
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length2:57
Label
  • Very Us
Songwriter(s)
  • Michael Schulte
  • Thomas Stengaard
  • Nisse Ingwersen
  • Nina Müller
Michael Schulte singles chronology
"Falling Apart"
(2017)
"You Let Me Walk Alone"
(2018)
"The Love You Left Behind"
(2018)
Music video
"You Let Me Walk Alone" on YouTube
Germany "You Let Me Walk Alone"
Eurovision Song Contest 2018 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
  • Michael Schulte
  • Thomas Stengaard
  • Nisse Ingwersen
  • Nina Müller
Lyricist(s)
  • Michael Schulte
  • Thomas Stengaard
  • Nisse Ingwersen
  • Nina Müller
Finals performance
Final result
4th
Final points
340
Appearance chronology
◄ "Perfect Life" (2017)   
"Sister" (2019) ►

"You Let Me Walk Alone" is a song performed by German singer Michael Schulte. The song was released as a digital download on 20 February 2018 through Very Us Records, and was written by Schulte along with Thomas Stengaard, who also co-wrote the Eurovision winning song Only Teardrops by Emmelie de Forest in 2013, Nisse Ingwersen, and Nina Müller. It represented Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. It ended up coming fourth in the Grand Final, thus becoming Germany's best placing song since Lena's victory at the 2010 contest in Oslo, Norway and their second-best result of the 21st century overall.

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Schulte was first confirmed as a competitor in Unser Lied für Lissabon, the German national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, on 29 December 2017.[1] On 13 February 2018, his song was revealed to be titled "You Let Me Walk Alone".[2] The song was released on 20 February.[3] He competed in the final on 22 February, where he received the maximum twelve points from the Eurovision panel, international jury, and televoters, winning the competition.[4][5]

As Germany is a member of the "Big Five", the song automatically advanced to the final, held on 12 May 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.[6][7]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[8]
No.TitleLength
1."You Let Me Walk Alone"2:57

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[9] 23
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[10] 13
France (SNEP)[11] 105
Germany (Official German Charts)[12] 3
Iceland (RÚV)[13] 14
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[14] 19
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[15] 83
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[16] 36
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[17] 74
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 32
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 27
UK Download (Official Charts Company)[20] 43
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[21] 44

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Netherlands (NVPI)[22] Gold 40,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide 20 February 2018 Digital download
  • Very Us

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diese sechs Acts sind im ESC-Vorentscheid 2018". ARD (in German). 29 December 2017. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  2. ^ Herbert, Emily (13 February 2018). "Germany: Song Titles for Unser Lied für Lissabon Revealed". Eurovoix.
  3. ^ Farren, Neil (20 February 2018). "Germany: Unser Lied für Lissabon Entries Revealed". Eurovoix.
  4. ^ Herbert, Emily (22 February 2018). "Germany: Michael Schulte to Eurovision 2018". Eurovoix.
  5. ^ Casellini, Stefano (22 February 2018). "Germany: It's Michael Schulte for Lisbon!". ESCToday.
  6. ^ "Lisbon revealed as Host City of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest!". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  7. ^ Jordan, Paul (12 January 2018). "All Aboard for the Semi-Final Allocation Draw". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  8. ^ "You Let Me Walk Alone - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  13. ^ "TOPPLISTINN 26. MAI 2018". RÚV. Archived from the original on 24 May 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 39, 2018" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Top 100 Canciones – Semana 20: del 11.05.2018 al 17.05.2018" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  20. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  22. ^ "Dutch single certifications – Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 26 July 2019. Enter You Let Me Walk Alone in the "Artiest of titel" box.